Monthly Archives: April 2011

NEW BRITISH TITANIC TV MINI-SERIES to be filmed…

RMS TITANIC… Linus Roache and Geraldine Somerville are to head the cast of the epic TV dramatization of the RMS Titanic story being written by Julian Fellowes. RMS Titanic running the vessel SS New York off her moorings and almost colliding with her. Downton Abbey creator Julian is scripting a series to be screened by ITV next year, coinciding with ... Read More »

LOOKING AT UK CRUISING PAST…

ELDER DEMPSTER & COMPANY – ONE OF THE UK’S LARGEST SHIPPING COMPANIES… In 1868 John Dempster went into partnership with Alexander Elder, the brother of the eminent Glasgow shipbuilder, John, to act as Liverpool agents of the British and African Steam Navigation Company of Glasgow. The company’s vessels were constructed in John Elder’s Fairfield Yard, in Glasgow. The British and ... Read More »

ALASKA CRUISING AND BRITISH COLUMBIA COASTAL SERVICE – THE UNION STEASMHIP COMPANY

The Klondike gold rush galvanized the Union Steamship Company to begin operations in Alaska. The company was founded in 1889 by John Darling, the director of a New Zealand shipping company who recognized a great need for a scheduled service that would transport supplies and work crews to various northern BC sites; he also realized there was little competition in ... Read More »